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What to expect when you are expecting your second child

What to expect when you are expecting your second child

So, you are pregnant again with your second child. This time round you might feel slightly less overwhelmed and stressed than you did the first time you experienced being pregnant and the build up to the birth. There will be positive aspects to the second pregnancy, like having the opportunity to buy lots of different baby products from various baby shops that you might want to get, that you did not have the first-time round, or simply because you would like to get new items. VIEW the POST

January photo challenge 2021 #MummyPhotoADay

January photo challenge 2021 #MummyPhotoADay

Another fantastic year of photos over on Insta, from lots of wonderful accounts. I am so proud to say that there are now over 7,000 photos that have been submitted in my photo challenge, #mummyphotoaday. We have seen more people join in over the last month than ever before, it's so exciting to see new people and new photos. So here's a little look back at December and the new prompts for January photo challenge 2021. VIEW the POST

Understanding children and teens this amazing book review

Understanding children and teens this amazing book review

This book, by Judy Bartkowiak, is just a perfect reflective book for 2020. During the first lockdown families had to contend with homeschooling, working full time and juggling day to day things on top. It was a very testing time for a lot of families. This book, Understanding children and teens, is a coaching tool to help you understand your children and encourage positive behaviour, despite all the stresses going on around us. VIEW the POST

Make the most of outdoor family adventures during lockdown

Make the most of outdoor family adventures during lockdown

Although we are now technically out of lockdown, the tier system is in full swing and there is still a lot of chatter about another lockdown at the beginning of 2021. With that in mind, I thought I would pull together some simple ideas to encourage everyone to get outdoors and make the most of family adventures. It doesn’t have to be a thoroughly organised affair, a quick dash out to get some well-earned fresh air.  VIEW the POST

How to prepare your existing child for a new baby

Deciding to expand your family is a significant step. Looking after one child is vastly different from looking after two. Likewise, two kids seem a breeze compared to three – and so on (apparently). There are loads of things to consider before rushing into a decision like this. It’s something you should think long and hard about, to be sure you’re making the best decision for your family. I remember being pregnant with Isla and carrying a toddler around, it was hard work. I still cannot believe there is only 18 months between them.